Daffodils from Carrigrohane to Poulavone are already well above the ground for this time of year and these together with the colourful heathers are a very welcome sight indeed. It’s like a promise of things to come.
Hopefully you are finding something of interest on the website. We are always looking for old photographs of Ballincollig and its residents to add to our Ballincollig Past page. If you come across some send them to us and we will make sure to share them on the page.
We are always adding to our Biodiversity page so be sure to catch up on the latest news.
For the past week members of Ballincollig Tidy Towns have been working tirelessly to solve the mystery of the burnt grass around the outside of the Poulavone Roundabout.
Finally, as with all good mysteries, it has been solved.
The damage was caused as a result of the salt that was spread to grit the roads against the recent icy weather.
We have looked into this and have been informed that the damage should not be permanent and the grass should regrow undamaged in the weeks to come.
Although there is a possibility that the icy weather may return, we will keep an eye on things and will make sure that whatever needs to be done to fix this issue will be sorted.
Ballincollig Tidy Towns is making an appeal for new Volunteers when lockdown is lifted and we return to normal duties.
Many of our present Volunteers fall into the vulnerable category and unfortunately, several will not be in a position to return. At present those who can are picking litter along their 5km route.
It is important that we grow our Volunteer numbers so that we can not only maintain the standards we have achieved thus far but bring Ballincollig even further along.
Therefore, we are asking people to come join us and ‘help to make Ballincollig great’.
When restrictions lift, if you, your family or friends have an hour to spare on a Sunday morning, come join us on our Litter Pick. Or, if you have an hour or two to spare during the week why not come out and help us with our projects.
Everyone is welcome and we would be grateful for your assistance.
Interested? Contact Pat Clarke on 087 6348807.
As we are all aware, our lives have been very different over the past year. Dealing with lockdowns, social distancing and staying indoors has taken its toll on us all. Ballincollig Tidy Towns has also suffered. With people working remotely and many businesses closed, and with the added cancellation of the Annual Church Gate Collection last year, sponsorships have diminished significantly.
We are extremely grateful for the few donations we received lately. In the coming weeks, we will be sending out letters to our Sponsors and we would be grateful for your support.
We have ordered this year’s plants for the town and have several projects in the pipeline, which we will be going ahead with once lockdown eases. The work we do in Tidy Towns is as important to us as ever. We are excited about the return of the Annual SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition later this year and will be working hard to bring Ballincollig back to looking its best. Our own Annual Estates Competition will return and we look forward to working once again with Residents, Businesses and Schools.
Biodiversity and growing the Pollinator Corridor in Ballincollig together with ensuring the town is ‘spray free’ are our top priorities when we return.
Our Volunteers remain committed to making Ballincollig a beautiful place in which to live for generations to come.
Take a look at what came across our desk this week?  Even as far back as 1989, Fr. Sexton Park was recognized as an Estate that stood out.
One of the oldest Estates in Ballincollig, it now has the added Transition Stone as its focal point. This is surrounded by beautifully maintained flower-beds.
With the support of the park’s residents, the Estate still maintains it’s very high standards today.